TODAY AT HOLLYWOOD PARK
By Richard Eng
Post Time 12:30 p.m.
Race 1 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $13,000, Claiming $12,500, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Colominas – You can get fooled by visuals, but she won very easily in last; Jeff Mullins horses stay good.
Bold Cleo – Main foe to the chalk had to work a lot harder to win her last; wears a bullseye on her back.
Long Shot – Jungle Girl
Race 2 – 6 furlongs, Purse $29,000, Claiming $40,000, Fillies, 3-year-olds
She Floats – Big class drop for this John Sadler filly; beaten favorite could rebound at a square price.
Dizzy Up the Girl – Tepid chalk has won 2-straight, but what did she beat?; speed to be a tough nemesis.
Long Shot – Made for Magic
Race 3 – 7 1/2 furlongs, Purse $39,000, Allowance, Cal-breds, 2-year-olds
Danny Q – Gets big class relief from 3-stakes for this first level allowance; big rider switch to Bejarano.
Feisty Suances – He has speed, but so does the rail horse Aquicksting; key will be if he can relax some.
Long Shot – All Saint
Race 4 – 6 furlongs, Purse $37,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Solo Piano – Bobby Frankel has won with everything so far this meet; suspect will sit and rally late.
Stuttgart – John Sadler barn hasn’t missed a beat either; like that Garrett Gomez remains loyal here.
Long Shot – Bouncer
Race 5 – 6 furlongs, Purse $11,000, Claiming $12,500, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Ella Enchanted – Small edge in one difficult heat; key may be main man Gomez taking the call for Harrington.
No Cream Or Sugar – Second start off a 3-month hiatus; leap of faith that she’s never faced easier.
Long Shot – Schaghticoke
Race 6 – 1 mile (turf), Purse $38,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies, 2-year-olds
The Legal Blonde – Tim Yakteen has an uncoupled entry and both have big shots; filly exits a group 3 stakes.
Haka – Favorite must overcome an onerous parking lot post; Gomez will need to find the rail and save ground.
Long Shot – G’s Heavenly Union
Race 7 – 7 furlongs, Purse $42,000, Optional claiming $62,500, 3-year-olds and up
Informed – Like the turn back in distance from 2-turn routes for this; plenty of sprinter speed to chase.
Talk of a Cat – Todd Pletcher barn figures to be salty this winter; Gomez will find a way to rate him.
Long Shot – Star Nicholas
Race 8 – 7 furlongs, $100,000 Hollywood Prevue, 2-year-olds
Congor Bay – Woodbine horses ship well and win; tested for class, he offers terrific value at 6/1 odds.
Azul Leon – Exits much tougher grade 1 stakes for this; Gomez will sit in arrears and make one big brush.
Long Shot – Backbackbackgone
Race 9 – 7 furlongs, Purse $18,000, Maiden claiming $40,000, Cal-breds, 2-year-olds
One More Week – Rallied fast from post 11 in last; should see plenty of cheap speed and a good race shape.
One Vote – Speedy sort won the battle but lost the war last time; Bejarano must conserve energy somehow.
Long Shot – Zephaniah
Best Bet – Solo Piano (race 4)
Hollywood Saturday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 17/6/$51.40; Long Shots, 9/1/$6.60; Best Bet, 1/1/$3.80
Hollywood Totals – 308/82/$552.00; Long Shots, 157/11/$114.40; Best Bets, 18/9/$33.80